On 14 Oct 2006 11:31:49 -0700, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Why Internet Explorer 7 Will Break the Web
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Now, I've heard this warning before, but it still gets me riled
>| up to read it. Upon seeing it yesterday, my first thought was,
>| "This is totally backwards! Isn't this exactly the scenario that
>| web standards were put in place to prevent?" The governing
>| body of the web, the W3C (of which Microsoft is a member),
>| dictates the standards that browsers must adhere to. That way,
>| web developers can build their sites to comply with those
>| standards and guarantee that any browser visiting their site
>| will render the pages properly.
> It already proves to be a tremendous pain. This morning for example...
> To quote a comment from a friend:
> "Microsoft must break some bad habits... but they are not. The article
> more concerned with standards and how Microsoft does not follow them,
> leaving the burden of creating IE compatible sites up to the
> Of course, Microsoft has a history of dictating their own standards,
> and they
> have the power to do so because their browser is used by somewhere
> 80-85% of the world's web surfing audience."
IE7 will not break the web. The only sites that will break are those that
are already broken, but don't realize it yet.